ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

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ACTCOSS Board 2020-21 - Call for nominations

2 October 2020

We are calling on members to nominate for Board positions open for election at our AGM on 12 November 2020. Nominations close 5pm, Thu 29 Oct 2020.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Older Canberrans and Aged Care

29 September 2020

ACTCOSS today released the 11th of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs, calling for parties and candidates to commit to actions to support older Canberrans and their carers, and to improve the quality of aged care in the ACT.

Media release: Poverty risk rises with over 22,000 Canberrans to lose $300 per fortnight from Friday

24 September 2020

This Friday, over 22,000 Canberrans face the loss of $300 per fortnight as the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Supplement is reduced, pushing many into poverty. ACTCOSS is calling on the Australian Government to extend the existing Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight and to move quickly to legislate a permanent, adequate JobSeeker...

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Targeted action on poverty, inequality and the cost of living

23 September 2020

ACTCOSS has today released its tenth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for targeted action to address cost of living pressures for low-income households in the ACT. This coincides with the release of ACTCOSS’s annual ACT Cost of Living Report.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Supporting women, children and families

21 September 2020

ACTCOSS yesterday released its 2020 ACT Election issue brief: Supporting Canberra’s Women, Children and Families.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Climate and Energy - achieving a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT

21 September 2020

ACTCOSS yesterday released the eighth of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of a just transition to net zero emissions in the ACT by 2045 or sooner.

Media release: Looming JobSeeker cuts to cost over 1,000 Canberra jobs and plunge people into poverty

15 September 2020

ACTCOSS has called on the Federal Government to scrap looming cuts to the JobSeeker payment that would plunge thousands of Canberrans into poverty and damage the ACT’s economic recovery.

Media release: ACT Election 2020: Delivering the promise of a Human Rights jurisdiction

10 September 2020

ACTCOSS today released its seventh of twelve 2020 ACT Election issue briefs calling for parties and candidates to work to fulfill the promise of the ACT as a human rights jurisdiction.

Joint media release: ACT Election 2020: Building an inclusive, accessible Canberra

7 September 2020

ACTCOSS has joined with peak disability representative organisations in calling for the next ACT Government to take actions that will deliver a more inclusive and accessible Canberra for the nearly 20% of Canberrans who have a disability. 

Media release: ACT poverty takes centre stage in election debate

3 September 2020

The ACTCOSS 2020 ACT Election Leaders Forum has now been watched by over 8,500 viewers.